Air ducts are passages HVAC systems use to help circulate the air around your home. Air ducts are an essential part of your HVAC system, and one minor issue with your ductwork greatly alters your HVAC system’s efficiency. Below are five common reasons for damaged air ducts in Bellaire, TX, homes.
Age is a huge factor when it comes to ductwork. Ductwork last up to 25 years before you should replace them. Preventive maintenance ensures that your ducts last without issues.
While some animals are cute, you don’t want them in your ductwork. Small animals and insects cause serious damage to air ducts and your HVAC system, but ants and other insects are harder to detect. If you see insects exiting your HVAC system or suspect you have animals, it’s time to call right away.
Air Duct Corrosion
Corrosion can occur in air ducts composed of sheet metal and happens when excess moisture weakens the metal until it starts falling apart. If there’s a hole, it also has a significant impact on your HVAC system.
Dirt, particulates and microbes can build up in the ductwork. While they might not damage the ductwork, they lead to poorer indoor air quality in your home. This leads to increased allergy and asthma symptoms as well as other health effects.
Poor Maintenance Habits
The easiest way to ensure that your air ducts last their expected lifespan is to maintain them regularly. The rule of thumb states that you should have technicians professionally clean your ductwork every three to five years and more often if anyone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma.
If you suspect that there’s something wrong with your ductwork or you feel they need professional cleaning, don’t hesitate. Contact us at Davis AC today for your duct cleaning and duct repair needs, and you’ll feel the difference of what clean air ducts do for you.
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